Event Title

Arpillera Workshop

Presenter

Veronica De Negri

Event Type

Talk

Location

McIntosh Center (University Hall 3999)

Start Date

25-10-2010 1:00 PM

End Date

25-10-2010 3:00 PM

Description

Veronica De Negri, a former political prisoner from Chile, gave a talk on the Chilean women's art form, the arpillera, a kind of story-telling by sewing scenes on squares of cloth, often used as a means of protest or of bearing witness. She then lead an arpillera-making workshop for students, faculty, and staff.

Veronica De Negri survived disappearance, torture, and imprisonment in a concentration camp in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship. Since then, she has been a human rights activist and has spoken about issues on every continent, leading arpillera workshops and creating moving educational experiences for students and teachers alike.

Introduction was given by Professor Alicia Partnoy, Department of Languages and Literature.

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Oct 25th, 1:00 PM Oct 25th, 3:00 PM

Arpillera Workshop

McIntosh Center (University Hall 3999)

Veronica De Negri, a former political prisoner from Chile, gave a talk on the Chilean women's art form, the arpillera, a kind of story-telling by sewing scenes on squares of cloth, often used as a means of protest or of bearing witness. She then lead an arpillera-making workshop for students, faculty, and staff.

Veronica De Negri survived disappearance, torture, and imprisonment in a concentration camp in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship. Since then, she has been a human rights activist and has spoken about issues on every continent, leading arpillera workshops and creating moving educational experiences for students and teachers alike.

Introduction was given by Professor Alicia Partnoy, Department of Languages and Literature.